What would you do if you found this flyer on your car?
Adelaide resident Rebekah Reilly had heard about Adelaide's "Bikini Massage" parlour and like many residents, was concerned about the nature of the business and the explicit shop front advertising.
When visiting a local shopping centre, Rebekah found that the business had distributed hundreds of flyers to cars in the car park. The flyers featured explicit images and text advertising "bikini massage" services and recruiting "girls" for employment. The flyers were removed by Castle Plaza Shopping centre management following complaints from shoppers.
Melinda Tankard Reist in the Sydney Morning Herald
In December 2008, aged 39, Rachael Lonergan was diagnosed with aggressive triple negative breast cancer.
The Sydney freelance media strategist spent 2009 in treatment with two operations, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and more.
Lonergan considers herself recovered. ''They never say never, but so far, so good,'' she says.
But what continues to make her sick is the way women's breasts are sexualised and objectified by companies who pinkwash their motives by supporting breast cancer charities, especially during October - Breast Awareness Month.
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